February 17, 2009

In the News

Volume 3, Issue 1
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"News and Events" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Reminder: Breakfast of Science Champions returns February 18

The Breakfast of Science Champions offers middle school students the opportunity to learn about science and technology on the Ohio State campus. Today, Wednesday, February 18 from 9-11:30 a.m., about 24 students and their chaperones (from Buckeye Valley and New Albany) will be at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students will be in VMAB, Sisson Hall and the Veterinary Hospital. Thank you in advance to all who volunteered to help! (Please contact Melissa Weber at 2-3752, cell, 327-6024 or weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu.)

Bake Sale HALF-PRICE SALE Today at Noon!!

On Tuesday, February 17, OTS hosted the first part of a two-day bake sale in support of Ohio State's Josh Project. On Wednesday, February 18th from noon to 1 p.m., please purchase delicious goodies AT HALF PRICE outside the Wexner Auditorium in VMAB and support a great cause! For more information on Josh Project, please visit the webpage.

Update on the search for new Dean

Preliminary interviews with a group of candidates have been completed. The committee will be meeting this week to make recommendations. Molly Davis reports that there should be a list of finalists in the next couple of weeks. Check the web page for updates.

New study suggests flu causes buildup in lungs, lack of oxygen

Research conducted by Ian Davis, assistant professor of Veterinary Biosciences is being featured by the Office of Research Communications. The study, on which Dr. Davis was senior author, suggests that the influenza virus can cause excess fluid buildup in the lungs, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the rest of the body. Read the full story.

Manufacturers of pet treats offering precautionary recalls

Although no pets have been reported ill yet because of products possibly contaminated with Salmonella manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), pet food suppliers are voluntarily recalling products containing peanut butter made by the PCA. An investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed that the sources of the recently reported Salmonella outbreak are peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the PCA at its Blakely, Georgia processing plant. For information on the disease and specific products recalled, please refer to the list of news stories. For up-to-date information on the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak investigation, go to.

Veterinary Hospital advertisement

OnCampus, the Ohio State faculty and staff newspaper, has nominated the College of Veterinary Medicine's advertisement for "ad of the year." View the ad

Vet Med in the News

Veterinary Practice News features Ohio State

The monthly magazine for veterinarians, Veterinary Practice News, featured the College of Veterinary Medicine and its internationally recognized Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. View the article, which included a slideshow of the college.

Upcoming Events

Alumni reception at the Midwest Veterinary Conference

Plan to attend the alumni reception at the Midwest Veterinary Conference on Saturday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. being held in the Hyatt Regency, Delaware C and D, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.

CT Open House

The Radiology Department is hosting an open house on Wednesday, February 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., starting in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium, to introduce the new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. There will be a brief welcome by Interim Dean John A.E. Hubbell and a short presentation by Dr. Valerie Samii on the diagnostic opportunities afforded by CT imaging in veterinary patients. Refreshments and guided tours of the new CT scanner will follow. Everyone is welcome! No RSVP is necessary; questions can be directed to Kristine McComis, 614-688-3517 or mccomis [dot] 2 [at] osu [dot] edu

SAVMA Symposium 2009 - March 26-29!

The students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine are proud to be the host school for the 2009 SAVMA Symposium, a long standing tradition for veterinary students from across the country to learn from, compete with, and celebrate alongside peers and future colleagues. Events are scheduled March 26-29, which is the last weekend of spring break. Planning committees are working diligently to prepare a diverse array of lectures, day trips, wet labs, competitions and evening events to engage the interest of every student.

Second Annual FurBall April 4 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

In addition to planning for SAVMA, students are planning another "FurBall." All students, faculty and staff in the College of Veterinary Medicine are invited to attend this fun, formal dinner and dance. This year, it will be held Saturday April 4 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. President Gee has also been invited. Last year, party-goers were invited to donate a can of food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In addition to contributing 245 pounds of canned food, a silent auction raised $844.50 for the Capital Area Humane Society

Research Day planned for April 9

"Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day," known as Research Day, is designed to showcase the research and scholarship accomplishments of veterinary students, residents, graduate students and faculty in the college. It allows the college community to come together and learn about exciting research being carried out by colleagues. The Chair for the 2009 event is Dr. Tracey Papenfuss, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. The best student poster presentations receive travel grants in each of the five areas of study: immunology and infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology, structure and function, clinical research, and epidemiology and applied research. The awards help students fund their travel to a national or international scientific meeting to present their research. This year's keynote speaker will be announced soon. The keynote address will take place following the award ceremony from 12-2 pm in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium, 601 Vernon L. Tharp St. The public is welcome to attend. REMINDER: Abstracts are due March 9, 2009.

Annual Open House scheduled for April 18

The annual Open House at the College of Veterinary Medicine has been scheduled for April 18 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you know anyone interested in attending, recommend that they can register for a tour.